Graduate Certificate in Education (GCertEd)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for trainers, educational consultants or any domestic or international student wishing to study Education at a postgraduate level. The program presents the foundation concepts required to continue into a Master level degree.

Graduates of this program will NOT be eligible for teacher registration.

The Graduate Certificate in Education is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Interpret evidence-based approaches to transform education outcomes positively
  2. Explore the creation of safe, inclusive and innovative learning environments
  3. Engage diverse communities by inspiring exemplary cultures of learning, professionalism and respect


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Education

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Education.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Education, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units or
  2. Courses to the value of 12 units from one of the Master of Education specialisations

Core Courses